Mask Okukwé - Galoa - Gabon

€235.00

Galoa (or Galwa) live downstream from Lambaréné on the Ogooué River. Les Galoa (or Galwa) live downstream from Lambaréné on the Ogooué River. The most famous masks of the Galoa are those belonging to the Okukwé Society. These, flat and oval, have a well-identified painted decoration with a set of opposite triangles on the forehead and the chin; half-closed eyes, a straight nose and a perfect symmetry in their construction. This Society was of a judicial nature and the most famous masks of the Galoa are those belonging to the Okukwé Society. These, flat and oval, have a well-identified painted decoration with a set of opposite triangles on the forehead and the chin; half-closed eyes, a straight nose and a perfect symmetry in their construction. This company was of a judicial nature

Below for the pleasure of the eyes, you will find a galoa mask present in the inventory of the musée du Quai Branly

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Data sheet

Presumed dating
1st half XXth century
Ethnic group
Galoa / Galwa
Material(s)
Wood, accessories
Country
Gabon
Origin
Tribal art collection France
Condition
Excellent